Las Vegas Water Tour

Photo One of the most interesting case studies in water use, management, recreation and conservation … presenting headlines and resources for those interested in learning about water in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. Las Vegas Water Tour Lake Mead National Recreation Area Hoover Dam Wetlands Park in Las Vegas Las Vegas’ Springs Preserve Tule Springs …

Las Vegas’ Springs Preserve

Photo: Springs Preserve Placque Commonly known as the “birthplace of Las Vegas,” the Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural institution designed to commemorate Las Vegas’ dynamic history and to provide a vision for a sustainable future. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978, the site served as the original source of water …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: Andrew Cattoir/NPS, Jet boating in the Black Canyon Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. With the creation of what would be named Hoover Dam, Lake Mead was first established as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area in 1936, administrated …

Laughlin Lagoon

Buzzwords In March 2018 Clark County Commissioners approved two Special Improvement Districts – SID 162A is for dredging work in the Laughlin Lagoon and SID 162B is for long term maintenance. The cost of the initial dredging is anticipated to be around $3.4 million.The hard deadline is December 31. Headlines http://www.mohavedailynews.com/laughlin_times/county-approves-lagoon-sids/article_b6fd81d2-2894-11e8-b6be-ebf428f3fa5a.html http://www.mohavedailynews.com/laughlin_times/lagoon-project-inches-closer-to-reality/article_3fbeb5b2-ada2-11e8-b0ea-a7698c550cc0.html http://www.mohavedailynews.com/laughlin_times/lagoon-project-keeps-moving-forward/article_d21cd158-8149-11e8-b8b7-4fa114ff527d.html https://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/efforts-underway-to-spur-development-on-laughlin-lagoon/1014411107 http://laughlinbuzz.blogspot.com/2018/06/laughlin-lagoon-sid-162a-consent-items.html …

Whales

Photo: Newport Experts say that whale-watching has become a billion-dollar enterprise and a wildlife tourism success story. The migration of the largest animals on the planet is a sight to behold. For travelers, seeing the same species, perhaps even the same animal, is quite a different experience depending on where you go. Happy whale-watching wherever …

Drought

Buzzwords Drought = A prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall Questions How will we know when the drought is over? Elsewhere on the Web https://www.drought.gov/drought http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?CA Recommended Listening Red Marauder – A history of drought in Australia – Europeans have been living in Australia for over 200 years, and it has taken us that long …

Hoover Dam

Photo: Lake Mead NRA, Dedication The Bureau of Reclamation has conducted tours through the Hoover Dam (also known as Boulder Dam, particularly to locals) and power plant since 1937. Today, nearly 1,000,000 visitors a year take the tour and millions more drive across the dam. The dam is located 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas. …

Mni Ki Wakan: World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water Summit

The Mni Ki Wakan: World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water Summit seeks to co-create a collective Indigenous-designed map and transformative world agenda for the future. The 10-year international Indigenous water summit will bring and elevate the collective wisdom, intelligence, and futurities of Indigenous peoples in the world narrative. The summit takes place at the Wellstone …

Caspian Sea

Wikipedia: The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed inland body of water on Earth by area, variously classed as the world’s largest lake or a full-fledged sea. It is an endorheic basin (a basin without outflows) located between Europe and Asia. It is bounded by Kazakhstan to the northeast, Russia to the northwest, Azerbaijan to …

Mangrove Day

Poster July 26 is the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (Día internacional de conservación del ecosistema de manglares). Hashtags: #MangroveDay #DíaDelManglar Key Links https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/mangroveday Did you know? Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems, located at the interface of land and sea in tropical regions, which offer a considerable array of ecosystem goods and services. Although they are …